Sunday, June 24, 2012

The project

So, a few whiles ago, I made a post searching for a cheap project. Fully aware that everyone I know also wants cheap projects, I didn't expect a whole lot; however, I had to take a shot in the dark. Not too much time passed when my friend Harley sent me a text..."Go get it sucka". There was a picture of a Craigslist ad to a "1979 HD low rider" in Los Angeles. I made a couple of phone calls, but as per usual, everything was taking longer than expected. The bank, traffic, the borrowed truck. I finally get everything together and call the guy back, explain I'm about 2 hours away because of traffic and ask that he call me if he sells it to someone. You know what he says? He says, "No, man. You called first, I won't show it to anybody else till you have a chance to see it".

I get down to LA, just west of the 405 on Slauson (that's the hood for those that don't know). Meet with the guy and a deal is struck. It's a 1979 Lowrider, 80 inch. Shows 3900 miles on the odometer and I think those are true original miles. He says that his girlfriend's uncle bought it new and left it at her house in 1981 when he took a trip to Texas. The dude never came home, so it sat in her shed for all those years. This guy came along and thought about restoring it, but decided he wanted to stick with cars. He even took it down to the DMV and got a VIN verification and titled it. Obviously, it's a bit crusty, but what a great start.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Buy stuff from this guy

STAND UP dude. Jumped through a ton of hoops for me. Went out of his way on his time and his dime to help a guy out. If it wasn't for Tim, I wouldn't have my KTM right now. He made dealing with the "unknowns" from 2700 miles away easy. This is what motorcycling is all about.

Please use his business for anything you can. Visit his online store at

If you're in the Rochester, NY area, buy this guy a beer for me (or the beverage of his choice).

Thanks again, Tim. Truly good to meet quality people like you.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


So...the replacement

Saw that coming, huh?

2011 KTM 990 SMR. Bought it used with 446 miles on it. Came with the Akropovic exhaust. 115 hp +/-, and just under 400 pounds wet. Came yesterday, so I've barely ridden it, but it rocks.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Goodbye, Friend

For those that don't know, I recently sold The Pig. I'm gonna miss it, but alas, it's just how my brain works. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

As that farmer said, "That'll do, Pig. That'll do."